CALENDAR: House party in support of R74 marriage equality in Lakewood on Wed., Sept, 5 @ 5-8pm
- Written by People for Peace, Justice, and Healing
LOCAL NEWS: Article 32 hearing for Robert Bales 'expected' to be at JBLM
- Written by Madeleine Lee
On Jul. 2, CBS News reported on an interview with the wife of Robert Bales, the staff sergeant charged in the killing of sixteen or seventeen Afghan villagers in March. -- Bales's wife, Kari, "believes her husband is innocent" but has no idea what happened in Afghanistan, she said. -- CBS billed its interview as Kari Bales's "first live interview," but the week before NBC broadcast a more probing and more emotional interview prerecorded at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with Matt Lauer. -- Kari Bales told Matt Lauer that she has not wanted to speak to her husband about the events in Afghanistan "on a monitored phone call." -- On Wednesday, AP reported that Bales will face an Article 32 hearing (to examine charges against him prior to a court martial) that "is expected to be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle." -- Bales si currently being held at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. -- AP said that Bales "faces 16 counts of premeditated murder; six of attempted murder; seven of assault; one of possessing steroids; one of using steroids; one of destroying a laptop computer; one of burning bodies; and one of using alcohol. His attorneys have been reviewing 5,000 pages of discovery materials turned over by prosecutors." -- John Henry Browne, Bales's attorney, "did not immediately return calls by Reuters seeking comment" about the hearing. ...
CALENDAR: 'The Politics of Security as Pacification' -- Thurs., May 24 @ 7pm -- UW Tacoma
- Written by Henry Adams
On Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Prof. Mark Neocleous of Brunel University in Uxbridge, U.K., will speak at the University of Washington-Tacoma on "Security as Pacification." -- This program is free and open to the public and is part of the Politics, Economics and Philosophy/Urban Studies Seminar Series....